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Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Mar-Apr;25(2):413-9.

Pay-for-performance: the MedPAC perspective.

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  • 1Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) in Washington, DC, USA.


Medicare payment systems are neutral and sometimes negative toward quality of care. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended that Congress build incentives for quality into Medicare's payment systems for hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, facilities that treat dialysis patients, and Medicare Advantage plans. In this Commentary we describe the rationale for the recommendations, criteria for determining which settings are ready, program design principles, and potential measures.

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